A common misconception is that microchips are GPS-tracking devices. This is not true-microchips are passive implants, activated only once your dog is found.
The chip is roughly the size of a grain of rice and will be the first implantable GPS chip of its kind for animals. The coolest thing about this little tracking device is the technology powering it. According to their site, the chip will be powered through a piezoelectric nanogenerator—a device that is able to convert motion into energy—so every time you walk your dog or zip the laser pointer around for your cat, the chip will be recharged. If you want more information on how the nanogenerators work, on Escape Alert’s website about this cool new technology.
Pet owners need this. My dog currently wears an invisible fence collar and a blinking light at night, when we let her out, because she’s black and we can’t see her. She has occasionally run thru her barrier and kept going. Her blinking light saved her last month after taking off after a cat, we searched all night long for her, a kind person saw her blinking light and picked her up and called us. An implantable GPS would be great. Collar wearable GPS devices are too big, please don’t give up on the implantable design.
Tim Shank's dogs have implanted GPS chips in case they get lost.
World's First Implantable Microchip for Pets with GPS Tracking : dogs
I would think the GPS collar would be worth it as long as the one who tries to take my dog doesn't remove it.. but I'm sure in the near future someone will come up with a chip to implant in the dogs to track them or the homeagain will improve the one they have..maybe..Since a microchip implant is so safe and inexpensive, there's really little reason not to have one for your pet even if you have very few concerns about it getting lost or running away. However, if your dog or cat spends a lot of time outdoors or has a higher risk of getting lost, it may be worth investing in a GPS collar on top of the implant. Just make sure that you do the research on the device first so you know all of its capabilities and are aware of any additional monthly fees.Follow and like our page PATENT PENDING. TRADEMARKED. Never lose a pet again! Sure GPS Dog collars can track pets, but don't waste your money. GPS Pets LLC has developed the worlds first implantable microchip with GPS capabilities for pets. After the GPS microchip is implanted into your pet, simply use your smart phone or tablet and tap the app to see where their at! Monitor your pets location and body temperature 24/7 using your phone. No gps dog collar or other gps pet tracking system can even begin to compare to the GPS Pets microchip. Please support GPS Pets LLC and follow the website and facebook page for updates. The GPS Pets microchip and the GPS Pets application will be going to market in 2017.As Mr. Morris explained, it is not currently possible to microchip kids as if they were puppies. The chips behind dogs’ ears are merely barcodes, so they can be identified if they turn up at the pound—they’re not GPS trackers. To implant a GPS tracker in a child, you’d not only have to insert a chip under their skin, but a bulky cellular receiver and battery, too.